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NUMBERS, WHAT NUMBERS?

It is reported that the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has poo-pooed the idea that he should discuss financial figures in interviews because he has ‘iPads and advisers to deal with that sort of thing’. 212 more words

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Channel 4 backtracks as 23 economists back McDonnell on investment

On Friday, Channel 4 News’ FactCheck tweeted a link to an article headlined “John McDonnell doesn’t seem to understand how government debt works“. The article claimed that McDonnell had failed to demonstrate an understanding of the way in which the ‘multiplier effect’ and ensuing tax revenues work when he was asked questions about it during an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Neil. 444 more words

Exclusive: Labour Irish AGM 'smoking-gun' email

Last week’s AGM (annual general meeting) of the Labour Party Irish Society (LPIS) has triggered outrage among Labour’s majority left membership, with allegations flying that the meeting was rigged to prevent a challenge to the Labour right’s control of the organisation. 453 more words

Video: McDonnell/Lavery talk "members' conference", power, Tory "rats in sack"

On Saturday evening, as Labour delegates from around the UK gathered in readiness for the party’s annual Conference, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Labour Chair Ian Lavery talked to delegates at the north-west of England regional reception. 168 more words